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Copyright / Fair Dealing

February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

DOC submits its proposal for a documentary exemption to the Legislative Committee studying Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act. The purpose is to exempt documentary filmmakers from being unduly restricted by TPMs (technical protection measures, or digital locks). DOC is delighted to have received the support of the International Documentary Association (IDA) on this front. IDA has had to contend with similar measures within the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) and has successfully negotiated a documentary exemption in the U.S.

October 19, 2011

DOC publishes The Search for Fair Dealing: Report on the DOC Road Show. The report details the results from the 2010/2011 Road Show and analyzes the impact of DOC’s Fair Dealing Guidelines.

February 17, 2011

DOC finalizes its position on Bill C-32 and presents a brief to the Legislative Committee. 

January 24, 2011

DOC’s Fair Dealing Roadshow announces its Toronto panel

On Thursday January 27th DOC National’s Fair Dealing Roadshow will make its Toronto stop at Ryerson University with panelists Barry Avrich, Robin Smith, Debbie Schween, and Bob Tarantino.

January 20, 2011

Fair Dealing Hits the Road!

DOC is pleased to announce the Fair Dealing Roadshow’s upcoming scheduled stops! Fast-approaching is Toronto on Thursday, January 27th at Ryerson University. Below are the event and panel details:

Date: Thursday, January 27th 2011
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Ryerson University – Eaton Theatre – 80 Gould Street, Rogers Communication Centre, Room 204

The panel discussion moderated by DOC’s Executive Director Lisa Fitzgibbons will include Debbie Schween, APTN, Legal Affairs; Robin Smith, KinoSmith, CEO; and Bob Tarantino, Heenan Blaikie, Lawyer.

June 2, 2010

DOC issues a press release in response to the proposed amendments to Canada’s Copyright Act. 

May 14, 2010

DOC issues a press release for its guidelines to Fair Dealing and Copyright. 

May 7, 2010

DOC publishes the long-awaited Fair Dealing and Copyright: Guidelines for Documentary Filmmakers which is distributed at the Doc Summit as part of Hot Docs. As part of the Summit, CIPPIC’s Executive Director, David Fewer, and Brett Gaylor, director of RIP: A Remix Manifesto give a presentation on How Far is Fair? The release is timely as a copyright bill is expected in the next few weeks. 

March 25, 2010

DOC signs on to the Fair is Fair campaign and all members are encouraged to write to their MP on this matter.

March 24, 2010

Last week, NDP MP Charlie Angus introduced two proposals touching on Copyright and Fair Dealing.

December 21, 2009

DOC reacts to trade negotiations that would impact copyright legislation and adversely affect documentary filmmakers.

December 10, 2009

The International Copyright Balance and Documentary Film Project of American University, is releasing a groundbreaking report and film on the experiences of South African documentary filmmakers with copyright clearance obligations. 

September 11, 2009

DOC files its submission regarding copyright consultations taking place nationwide. 

White Paper

A White Paper on Behalf of the Documentary Organization of Canada by Howard Knopf.

Censorship Survey

Kirwan Cox presents findings on Copyright Survey.